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Review ?This is an ambitious book that lives up to its promise. It moves deftly between theory and practice and destabilizes many taken for granted notions of what it means to be a literate U.S. citizen. It unearths the privilege and arrogance of both the legal and educational establishments and promotes expansive thinking in both arenas. It is a breath of fresh air in what has been a very stale atmosphere.??Gloria Ladson-Billings, from the Foreword Read more About the Author Catherine Prendergast is an associate professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her articles have appeared in Harvard Educational Review, Written Communication, CCC, and JAC; and she is the recipient of the 1999 CCCC Richard Braddock Award for her article, ?Race: The Absent Presence in Composition Studies.? Read more See all Editorial Reviews